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So, Whose Fault Is It Anyways?

For as long as we have been here, we have always been faced with difficulties, lack of support, faulty hardware, and seemingly locked-beyond comprehension devices. Nine times out of ten, all the blame will go against manufacturers, you know... those multi-national evil corporations that do nothing else but to bring us the very products that...

Interview With Recognized Developer capychimp pt. 2 of 3

Without further introduction, we continue with the second part of this interview with XDA Recognized Developer capychimp; in case you missed it, part one can be found here. orb3000: What were the main obstacles you found during the process of cooking the first Kingdom Sense 3.0 version? capychimp: the main thing was the mic, no matter what...

Sense 3.0 May Become Available in Pre-Sensation Devices

It is amazing how HTC has been able to turn the page on what it could have meant an absolute PR disaster as well as a sharp drop in sales. Listening to customer complains, HTC decided that it would no longer lock the bootloaders for the upcoming devices HTC Sensation, Kingdom, and so on. However,...

Mandatory National Emergency Alert System VIA Your Inbox

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has a PLAN. Personal Localized Alert NetworkThis PLAN basically allows the government to send you emergency alerts via text messaging whether you like it or not. This national alert system will be made possible via a special chip and software upgrade that will become mandatory on all newly manufactured cell phones. The hardware...

Breaking News! HTC Will No Longer Lock Bootloaders!!!!111eleven

Just about two hours ago, HTC's CEO Peter Chou made a post in the official HTC's Facebook page announcing that they actually listened to all the complains (kinda hard not to, unless you are living under the sea with no internet... or oxygen). But all joking aside, they just announced that because people are interested...

Failure to Launch – HTC’s Bootloader Policy

It is amazing how a company can spend so much time, money, and effort in marketing their new upcoming products with seemingly good results just to royally shoot themselves in the foot shortly before launch. Many manufacturers  have done this before, including Sony, Motorola, and even Samsung where the devices they put out are so...

Interview With XDA Developer pof – pt. 1 of 3

Following our series of interviews with XDA developers, this time we will talk with pof; an old time XDA retired moderator who has been actively working in reverse engineering/hacking WinMo. On top of that, he has tons of experience in security, and lately he started to develop for Android. Lets get into this fascinating world: orb3000:...

Google IO 2011 – Event Highlights

As you may know, Google IO 2011 kicked off earlier today and we have been following the live stream to bring you the highlights of the event. Here's what we caught so far: 100,000 million devices, 450,000 developers, 215 carriers, 310 Android devices, 112 countries, 400,000 device activations now. One of the most important announcement was that...

XDA Attends Unveiling Of Next Generation Xperia Minis

Tonight XDA attended the unveiling of the latest additions to the Xperia family - notably the two next generation Xperia Minis! Hidden away in the trendy depths of Shoreditch in London, Sony Ericsson had a number of the two Mini Android devices on display plus a bit of ten pin bowling when there were no spare...

Make Your Voice Heard – The FCC Wants To Hear Your Thoughts on AT&T / T-Mobile Merger

Well, it looks as it will be a smooth sailing for the merger between the two US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile... or will it? According to a Public Notice published in the FCC website, the entity would like to get some feedback from someone else aside from the involved parties in the merger. This means...

Feeling Watched? You Should Be…

Unless you have not been listening to the news over the last couple of days, you probably know that many cell phone users' data is being tracked by Apple as we speak. Location and several parameters about your phone are constantly being recorded by the device and sent out to a huge (unencrypted) database, which...

Oh, Apple! When Will You Learn?

Well, it looks like our friends at Apple have officially lost it. Declining sales in comparison to other mobile platforms seem to be playing a number in the heads of executives of the mega corporation behind the iPod, iPhone, and iPad (among many other products). XDA moderator AllGamer points us to a very interesting story where...